This week, I focused on movement in my compositions. Movement is an abstract idea rather than something you can just ‘create’ per say. What I think of as movement is when you have a defined build to your song; it’s all going somewhere. A key part to this is layering percussion. When you listen to cinematic orchestration, the big booming drums leading up to a certain climax in the scene is a major part in the composition. It caries the music along to a different place. This movement is what I tried to create in a song I made this week. You can listen to it here. I look forward to utilizing this concept in my new works.
Some examples of movement in electronic music: